Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff
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Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the two-day Federal Open Market Committee policy meeting in Washington, US, March 20, 2019. Jonathan Ernst, Reuters/File…

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Fintech-friendly regulation seen as driver of financial inclusion
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Fintech-friendly regulation seen as driver of financial inclusion

MANILA – Policies that encourage financial technology firms to thrive will help bring financial services to the margins, the head of a digital money services firm said Thursday.…

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Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labor crunch
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Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labor crunch

FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at items outside an outlet store at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2016. Yuya Shino, Reuters TOKYO – Japan’s 24-hour…

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Employees are ‘less afraid to fail’ in equal environments: study
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Employees are ‘less afraid to fail’ in equal environments: study

MANILA – Employees are less afraid to fail when their workplace promotes the culture of equality, according to a survey by outsourcing firm Accenture. A total of 89…

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World shares dip in wobbly session; pound slides, oil jumps
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World shares dip in wobbly session; pound slides, oil jumps

A screen shows the Fed rate announcement on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US. March 20, 2019. Brendan McDermid, Reuters NEW…

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China-funded Kaliwa Dam cheaper, more reliable: finance official
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China-funded Kaliwa Dam cheaper, more reliable: finance official

MANILA – The China-funded Kaliwa Dam project is cheaper compared to a Japan-backed proposal and can provide reliable water supply during droughts, a finance official said Thursday.  The…

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Boeing delays by months test flights for US human space program: sources
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Boeing delays by months test flights for US human space program: sources

SEATTLE – Boeing Co has delayed by at least 3 months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s human spaceflight program, and pushed its…

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Levi’s raises $623 million ahead of Wall Street comeback
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Levi’s raises $623 million ahead of Wall Street comeback

Jeans trousers are displayed at a Levi Strauss store in New York, US, March 19, 2019. Shannon Stapleton, Reuters NEW YORK — US jeans company Levi Strauss Co…

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Safety first: Volvo to add in-car sensors to prevent drunk driving
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Safety first: Volvo to add in-car sensors to prevent drunk driving

Volvo Cars Chief Executive Officer Hakan Samuelsson talks during a news conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, March 20, 2019. Bjorn Larsson Rosvall, TT News Agency via Reuters GOTHENBURG, Sweden…

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Apple launches new AirPods ahead of March 25 event
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Apple launches new AirPods ahead of March 25 event

Apple Apple Inc on Wednesday launched an updated version of its wireless AirPods headphones, ahead of a March 25 event where it is expected to unveil a television…

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